The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the release of the ANSI/SIA CP-01-2014 False Alarm reduction standard. CP-01-2014 details recommended design features for security system control panels and their associated arming and disarming devices to reduce the incidence of false alarm dispatches. The new version features definitions for remote devices and includes updated verbiage stemming from requests for interpretation from the last update of the standard in 2010. The effort to update this keystone standard led by the CP-01 Working Group, a special group of the SIA Intrusion Subcommittee.
CP-01-2014 is intended for use by manufacturers in the design of control panels and alarm signal receivers. It is also intended for reference by all affected parties, including security system installers, specifiers; central station operators; manufacturers of central station products, such as receivers and automation software; and local authorities.